Theatre Conspiracy Presents the World Premiere of Victim Impact The Fallout of Rashida Samji’s Fraud Scheme

(Vancouver, BC) ~ Theatre Conspiracy is thrilled to present the world premiere of Victim Impact from Friday, June 8 to Sunday, June 17 at The Cultch.


(Vancouver, BC) ~ Theatre Conspiracy is thrilled to present the world premiere of Victim Impact from Friday, June 8 to Sunday, June 17 at The Cultch.

In the largest Ponzi scheme in B.C. history, former notary public Rashida Samji drew family, friends, and their communities into a vast web of deceit between 2003 and 2012. Victim Impact is Theatre Conspiracy’s newest contribution to the theatre community – a live documentary investigating mysterious aspects of this case, following it through the courts and down the money trail. This innovative piece of theatre looks at the fallout for those affected as they got sucked into the vortex of civil and criminal trials. Over 200 people were ripped off in this fraud scheme, which involved over $110 million.

Nimet Kanji leads the cast as Rashida Samji and is joined by Jenn Griffin, Risha Nanda, Allan Morgan and Munish Sharma, all in multiple roles. Victim Impact is written by Theatre Conspiracy’s Artistic Director Tim Carlson in association with Playwrights Theatre Centre’s Kathleen Flaherty, visuals designer Milton Lim and sound designer David Mesiha, who all worked together on the hit show Foreign Radical.

In addition to the theatrical performance piece of this project, Victim Impact will continue to evolve through feedback to the podcast series – Victim Impact: The Fraudcast – which is available now at, iTunes, SoundCloud and Stitcher.

“From Samji’s claim that she was the ultimate victim, to the tangle of court trials and attempts to get money back to the victims, the show exposes the dramatic effects of a vicious scam,” says Tim Carlson. “It destroyed the hopes and dreams of hundreds of people including Samji’s family members and friends. And they are not satisfied that justice is being done.”


Credits for Victim Impact:

Writer: Tim Carlson

Director: Jiv Parasram

Assistant Director: Gavan Cheema

Dramaturg: Kathleen Flaherty

Visuals Designer: Milton Lim

Original Music/Sound Designer: David Mesiha

Lighting Designer: Conor Moore

Set Designer: Joel Grinke

Costume Designer: Florence May Barrett

Stage Manager: Yvonne Yip

Associate Producer/Production Manager: Jack Paterson

Outreach: Gavan Cheema & Rohit Chokhani

Cast: Jenn Griffin, Nimet Kanji, Risha Nanda, Allan Morgan, & Munish Sharma

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About Theatre Conspiracy:

Founded in 1995, Theatre Conspiracy’s critical inquiry and aesthetic curiosity contributes to a public dialogue activating freedom of expression, diversity in identity and opinion, and challenges to the status quo. Based in Vancouver, B.C., Theatre Conspiracy provides a platform for artists creating contemporary work for stage and media to investigate new directions in society, politics, and culture.



WHEN:                                     June 8-17, 2018

OPENING:                               June 9, 8:00pm

PREVIEW:                               June 8, 8:00pm

PERFORMANCE TIMES:          June 10-17, 8pm

MATINEE:                               June 16, 2:00pm

WHERE:                                  The Historic Theatre at The Cultch | 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver

TICKETS:                                  $34 Adult | On sale now at

$10 Seniors, students, under-employed, and unemployed

By donation at the door June 8, 10, 12 at 8pm | June 16 at 2pm

ADDED VALUE:                          Enjoy post-show feedback session with the creators on June 12

Community forum following the 2pm performance on June 16